ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Alexander (Butch) Harry Keeling 55 years old , born on June 22, 1936 and passed away on November 22, 1991. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2019
Dad, the hurt of losing you all those years ago have eased, but it seems like I miss you more and more each day.
.......until we meet again, dad.

love you.
Posted by Debbie Barber on June 22, 2019
Happy Birthday, Dad. We miss you every day, but we know that you are up to your old tricks up there. So many have passed away since your last birthday. Cheers to you all! Love you, dad. xxoo
Posted by Penny Love on November 22, 2016
Always a smile, instead of a frown,
Always a hand, when one was down,
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Wonderful memories he left behind.

Forever missed by Penny & Dick xoxox
Posted by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2016
25 years have passed,
but still seems like yesterday, dad.
You have our heart and many memories,
till we meet again,
you have many to keep you company. xxoo
Posted by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2015
Remembering you is easy,
We do it every day,
Missing you is the heartache,
That never goes away.
Behave yourself up there with that bunch! We'll have a cold one and join in with all our loved ones there and here, dad. Miss you. xxoo
Posted by Penny Love on November 22, 2014
Always a smile, instead of a frown,
Always a hand, when one was down,
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Wonderful memories
He left behind.

Remembering our favourite uncle who passed away way too early. Always remembered and loved Penny & Dick Love xoxox
Posted by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2014
Another year goes by, Dad, and still we miss you so.
We know that you are in a better place,
But that doesn't make our heartache go away.
A smile comes to my face when I think of you,
as you'll be shooting the shit and playing your cards
with the rest of our loved ones that have gone away. 
You'll always be with me, dad. xxoo
Posted by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2013
22 years on the 22nd of November. Hard to believe that so much time has gone by, dad. We miss you so much, but you are always with us. There are a few of us with your smart ass humour, lol. You'd be so proud of all your grandchildren. They've all grown up to be awesome adults with lots of friends.  You will always live on in my heart, dad. xxoo
Posted by Penny Love on November 22, 2013
In loving memory of our Uncle Alex:

There's a face
We shall always remember,
A voice we shall always recall,
A memory to cherish forever,
Of one so dear to us all.

Lovingly remembered but not forgotten Penny & Dick
Posted by Debbie Barber on June 22, 2013
Another birthday that comes and goes without you! You are missed by so many people, but we know that you are o.k. and having a great time with other family and friends that are with you. We miss and love you. We still talk about the stupid ass things that you did! Quite the sense of humour you had. It still lives on! hugs....xxoo....
Posted by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2011
well, dad...You'd do almost anything to get a laugh or reaction from a person. Then you'd sit and giggle about it. We could always count on you and your heart of gold. You'd be glad to kow that your kids and grandkids carry on your "smart ass" ways.....lol Whenever you were sitting quietly with a smerk on your face, we knew that a practical had been played somewhere! Miss you, dad.
Posted by Penny Love on November 22, 2011
What we'd give if we could say,
Hi, Uncle Alex, in the same old way;
To hear your voice, and see your smile,
To sit with you and chat awhile,
So if you who have a uncle,
Cherish him with care,
For you'll never know the heartache,
Till you see his vacant chair.

Still missed and loved by Penny & Dick
Posted by Bradley Keeling on November 22, 2011
I have no poem, no saying, no quotes, no words of wisdom.....
Just a simple line
Dad, you are missed

Love brad
Posted by Debbie Barber on November 21, 2011
No Farwell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.

When someone you love becomes a memory,
The memory becomes a treasure.

We miss you dad,
Deb and Dave Barber and grandchildren, Laura and Mathew.

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Posted by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2019
Dad, the hurt of losing you all those years ago have eased, but it seems like I miss you more and more each day.
.......until we meet again, dad.

love you.
Posted by Debbie Barber on June 22, 2019
Happy Birthday, Dad. We miss you every day, but we know that you are up to your old tricks up there. So many have passed away since your last birthday. Cheers to you all! Love you, dad. xxoo
Posted by Penny Love on November 22, 2016
Always a smile, instead of a frown,
Always a hand, when one was down,
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Wonderful memories he left behind.

Forever missed by Penny & Dick xoxox
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One Great Uncle

Shared by Penny Love on November 22, 2011

Uncle Alex was like a second father to us. If we did something good, he didn't hestitate to tell you. If you did something wrong; he didn't hestitate to let you know.

Mom was a long time once we lost him to sit by the phone Sunday mornings. You see Uncle Alex always called Mom that morning to talk. So I had to start calling her Sunday mornings to help make her smile.

If you ever needed help, advice etc; he was the one you could go to.

Remember the pole at the back of the house. Members of my family took turns painting the top of it white.

I remember granny babysitting us and she took us to one of his hockey games. Uncle Alex got real mad at one player and the referee was right there. uncle Alex was yelling at the referee. He didn't take shit off of anyone. We kept hollowing "hit him Uncle Alex"

I remember the year dick and I got engaged. Uncle Alex and Aunt Shirley and Mom and Dad went to Florida. uncle Alex had bought a new shiny pinky ring which you could tell he loved.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shared by Debbie Barber on November 22, 2011

Remember the garage full of old license plates nail to the walls.....He'd spend alot of time sitting in the garage, with a cold beverage, of course.  Remember seeing him leaning to the side as he sat in his chair.  lol

At Xmas time, he always had a drink for whomever dropped in.  There were alot of visitors back then.

Loved to play cards, but loved his practical jokes more.........lol

If you need a favour or help, you could count on him!!!   Great at making arrangements.   He was a big help when I got married 32 years ago......He wasn't allowed to drink until after the wedding.  He was a nervous wreck, but hid it pretty good.  He played catch up after the wedding, which was o.k.  We all did!!!

He had a good "run" in his hockey days.  We've got some treasured trinkets and pictures and memories.  He certainly did love the limelight back then.  Not many can say that they have won the Allan Cup in 1961 and then a Silver Medal from  the World Championships in 1962.

He loved hanging out with his brothers and sisters.  Lots of trouble and good times were had back then.....